Our teeth are incredibly strong, all thanks to their thin outer layer – enamel. Enamel is the hardest tissue in the human body and works wonders at protecting the softer, more fragile areas of your teeth.
Despite the strength of our enamel shield, it can be incredibly easy for chips or cracks to form in your teeth. Breakages can be caused by grinding your teeth in your sleep, playing contact or non-contact sports, accidents, having an imbalanced bite, chewing on non-food items or even trying to open a bottle with your teeth (and for the record, we don’t recommend that – ouch!).
If you’ve spotted a fracture or chip in your tooth, you’ll be pleased to hear that there’s a simple solution that could also protect you from further damage: composite bonding. Bonding treatment works by smoothing a composite resin material directly onto the tooth’s surface, which is then hardened using a special light. The resin can be re-shaped and coloured to match your other teeth, so you won’t even notice it’s there!
Cracks and chips aren’t the only task that composite bonding can tackle; it also works wonders for patients with uneven teeth, gaps between teeth, discolouration or gum recession.
If you want to know more about how composite bonding could solve your specific problems, we’d love to invite you to a free consultation at our local Fulham practice. There’s no obligation to proceed; we feel you should have all of the knowledge to make an informed decision about your treatment.
The procedure can take as little as 30 to 60 minutes and is completely pain-free – no anaesthesia necessary! Not only this, but your tooth structure will remain completely unaltered and reversed at any point. It comes with no major risks, making it a more appealing alternative to veneers for many patients.
So, do you fancy revamping your smile without leaving South East London? Click here to book a free consultation and get started.